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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

U.S. Rep. Lawrence Votes for Senate-Passed American Rescue Plan

March 10, 2021
Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) voted for the Senate-passed American Rescue Plan. The bill passed the House with a 220-211 vote, and it now heads to President Joe Biden’s desk for his signature. The House passed the first iteration of the legislation on February 27.

“This pandemic has affected every corner of our country. Families are struggling, and they’ve been calling for help every single day. House Democrats understand the severity of the situation, and that is why we stepped up today to pass the American Rescue Plan. Help is on the way,” said Rep. Lawrence. “This comprehensive legislation has bipartisan support from Americans across the country because they know it will provide the relief necessary to get through this pandemic. We’re putting money directly into people’s pockets; expanding vaccination and testing; helping women, communities of color, schools, and small businesses, and providing relief to our devastated cities.”

Like the House bill, the Senate-passed American Rescue Plan Act will crush the virus, return children safely to the classroom, get vaccines in arms, put dollars into families’ pockets, and put people back to work.

  • Beat the virus and safely reopen schools – Like the House bill, the Senate-passed bill will mount a national vaccination plan that includes setting up community vaccination sites nationwide.  It will also take complementary measures to combat the virus, including scaling up testing and tracing, addressing shortages of personal protective equipment and other critical supplies, investing in high-quality treatments, and addressing health inequities. The plan will also make investments necessary to safely reopen schools.
  • Deliver immediate relief to working families bearing the brunt of the crisis – Like the House bill, the Senate-passed bill finishes the job on the President’s promise to provide $2,000 per person in direct assistance to households across America with checks of $1,400 per person, following the $600 down payment enacted in December.  The bill will also provide direct housing assistance, nutrition assistance for 40 million Americans, expand access to safe and reliable child care and affordable health care, extend unemployment insurance so that 18 million American workers can pay their bills, and support 27 million children with an expanded Child Tax Credit and more than 17 million low-wage childless workers through an improved Earned Income Tax Credit.
  • Support communities struggling with the economic fallout – Like the House bill, the Senate-passed bill will provide crucial support for the hardest-hit small businesses, especially those owned by entrepreneurs from racial and ethnic backgrounds that have experienced systemic discrimination, with EIDL grants, expanded PPP eligibility, and more.  The bill also provides crucial resources to protect the jobs of first responders, frontline public health workers, and other essential workers. 

 

The tables below include the estimated amounts the state of Michigan and 14th District counties and cities will receive from the American Rescue Plan:

Below table is in BILLIONS

State

State Govts

Metro Cities

Other Non-Counties

Counties

States (Capital Projects)

Total

Michigan

5.655

1.782

0.686

1.937

0.250

10.309

 

The below city funds are in MILLIONS

Michigan

Detroit

879.59

Michigan

Farmington Hills

8.92

Michigan

Southfield

10.88

 

The below city funds are in MILLIONS

Unit

County

State

Allocation

 

Grosse Pointe Farms city

Wayne County

Michigan

0.90

Grosse Pointe Park city

Wayne County

Michigan

1.09

Grosse Pointe Woods city

Wayne County

Michigan

1.51

Grosse Pointe city

Wayne County

Michigan

0.51

Hamtramck city

Wayne County

Michigan

2.13

 

Harper Woods city

Wayne County

Michigan

1.36

 

Keego Harbor city

Oakland County

Michigan

0.33

 

Lathrup Village city

Oakland County

Michigan

0.40

 

Oak Park city

Oakland County

Michigan

2.91

 

Orchard Lake Village city

Oakland County

Michigan

0.24

 

Pontiac city

Oakland County

Michigan

5.87

 

Royal Oak charter township

Oakland County

Michigan

0.24

 

Southfield township

Oakland County

Michigan

1.46

 

Sylvan Lake city

Oakland County

Michigan

0.18

 

Village of Grosse Pointe Shores city

Wayne County

Michigan

0.27

 

West Bloomfield charter township

Oakland County

Michigan

6.48

 

               

The below county table is in MILLIONS

Oakland County

Michigan

243.90

Wayne County

Michigan

339.27